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CDC promotes “tap and pay” during coronavirus outbreak

Since the coronavirus outbreak is still going on and gaining much traction here in the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is now encouraging people to use “tap and pay” at businesses that have that option at the checkout.

What that means is that, essentially, the American government and CDC are encouraging its citizens to use mobile wallet payment methods such as Apple Pay, as well as Google Pay and Samsung Pay.

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Businesses such as McDonald’s and Starbucks accept it, but the only couple of stores that might have this issue are Walmart and Kroger that do not accept Apple Pay, and its customers have to pay with a credit or debit card if they do not want to pay with physical cash.

To set up Apple Pay on your iPhone, you will have to open the Wallet app, scan your card with the rear camera and then verify the card on the device. If needed, you can enter the card information manually.

Apple Pay works for credit and debit cards, and purchases made in a store can only be done on the iPhone and Apple Watch. Apple Pay can be used on the previous two devices mentioned and the iPad and Mac for online transactions.

Apple Card also works with this since users of the card get more Daily Cash if they use the card from the iPhone and Apple Watch in a store. When it comes to making purchases in stores with Apple Card from the iPhone and Apple Watch, you can get two percent back in Daily Cash. Purchases made at stores like Walgreens, Duane Reade and T-Mobile get three percent in Daily Cash.

Apple Cash is another feature of Apple Pay that can be used in stores too. It accessed in the Wallet app just like your credit card, debit card or Apple Card. It is free to use no matter what your bank and credit card company is.

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